Events


SEP
28
Date:
Tuesday, 28 Sep 2021
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Live-streaming link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdJ3b-mlZUs
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Don't miss a special wayang kulit (shadow puppet) premiere performance from Java! Ki Purbo Asmoro will be performing Tamba Teka Lara Lunga (Remedy Shows Up Malady Gives Up). This new wayang story is inspired by a 1920 text designed to educate the public about pandemic influenza. Tune in and see how Ki Purbo Asmoro weaves the content and perspective from a dhalang (puppet master) during the pandemic 100 years ago with his own thoughts on the current COVID-19 pandemic.

English translation by Kitsie Emerson

Co-Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, University of Michigan Center for Southeast Asian Studies, American Institute for Indonesian Studies, 

SEP
29
Date:
Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Virtual (via Zoom)
Department:
African Studies Center
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Join us for African Alumni and students homecoming town hall hosted by the African Alumni & Friends Network! The event will be part of MSU's Homecoming celebration and an opportunity for the African alumni community to meet and interact with current students at MSU. Alumni will share their Spartan experiences and career journeys and respond to questions from students. Plan to register and join this invigorating discussion, and feel free to share the invitation with students and alumni in your network.

If you are interested in becoming involved with the African Alumni and Friends Network, please contact Damaris Choti, student and alumni engagement coordinator, at MSU's African Studies Center.

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Date:
Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
305 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Arabic language practice and culture presentations.

SEP
30
Date:
Thursday, 30 Sep 2021
Time:
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Join us for a Zoom webinar to learn about the Art, Food and Society program in Rome

This semester program satisfies IAH and ISS requirements through a series of courses specially designed to use the city of Rome as a classroom to understand Italian history, culture and society. All the courses include site visits in Rome (and beyond) that bring each subject to life. Expert local professors teach in the city's piazzas, churches, and museums, exploring many of Rome's most interesting neighborhoods.

Visit the September 30 Zoom Link to join the webinar for this program.

Date:
Thursday, 30 Sep 2021
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
online
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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On Clientelism and Nationality in the Early Soviet Periphery

This talk will be based on some of the key aspects of the intersection of patron-client relations and Soviet nationality policy in the Abkhazian SSR in the 1920s and 1930s, drawn from the speaker's recent book Clientelism and Nationality in an Early Soviet Fiefdom: The Trials of Nestor Lakoba (Routledge, 2021). 

Timothy K. Blauvelt is Professor of Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia, and is also Regional Director for the South Caucasus for American Councils for International Education. He has a PhD in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and has lived and worked in Georgia (and also in Russia and Ukraine) for the past two decades.  He has published several dozen peer reviewed articles and book chapters on Soviet, Russian and Caucasus history and politics, and is the co-editor (with Jeremy Smith) of Georgia after Stalin: Nationalism and Soviet Power published by Routledge in 2016, and (with Adrian Brisku) of The Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic of 1918: Federal Aspirations, Geopolitics and National Projects, published by Routledge in 2021. 

 

 

 

 

Date:
Thursday, 30 Sep 2021
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall B115 and online via Zoom
Department:
Muslim Studies Program
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Conversation with Palestinian actor and filmmaker Mohammad Bakri
Wells Hall B115 and online via Zoom

Palestinian actor and film director is known for his many Middle Eastern and international films.  He is best known in the United States for his roles in the televisions series Homeland and The Night Of.  We will be talking with him about his career and screening his 2005 film Since You Left. 

Moderated by: Marc Bernstein, Ken Harrow & Camelia Suleiman

Here are links from MSU Libraries for two of his films:

 
 
Date:
Thursday, 30 Sep 2021
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Room 117 Wells Hall, and also virtually (Registration: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_glxqGeTDQEufuIDXRW42Ow)
Department:
Asian Studies Center
OCT
1
Date:
Friday, 01 Oct 2021
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
online
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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Finifter Panel on Romaniote/Greek Jews

Zanet Battinou - "The Jewish Community of Ioannina: A Journey in Time through the Collections of the Jewish Museum of Greece"

Moses Elisaf - "Romaniote Jewry: "Past, Present and Future
 
Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos - "From the Cobblestone Streets of Ioannina to the Sidewalks of New York"

The speakers will be available from 12-1pm to talk to students and faculty about research or internship opportunities related to Romaniote Jews. The Serling Institute offers Finifter Scholarships to cover the costs of these opportunities.

Register in advance here.

Co-sponsors: College of Arts and Letters, College of Social Science, James Madison College, Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives,
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.
 
Date:
Friday, 01 Oct 2021
Time:
3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Department:
Japan Center for Michigan Universities
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Want to learn more about the Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU)? This Zoom webinar information session will provide an introduction to JCMU geared toward potential students and will cover JCMU's history, facilities, and upcoming programs/courses. Q&A will follow.

This info session will focus on the Japanese Language and Culture program for summer 2022 and fall 2022 / academic year 2023.

To register for this (or another upcoming info session), visit the JCMU Info Session Registration Page.

Unable to join this info session? Consider signing up for an individual JCMU advising appointment.

OCT
4
Date:
Monday, 04 Oct 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location:
MSU Library Green Room 4W
Department:
Muslim Studies Program
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Presentation by Khatchig Mouradian (Columbia), author of Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918

Monday, October 4, 7:00 pm

MSU Library Green Room 4W

The Resistance Network is the history of an underground network of humanitarians, missionaries, and diplomats in Ottoman Syria who helped save the lives of thousands during the Armenian Genocide. Khatchig Mouradian challenges depictions of Armenians as passive victims of violence and subjects of humanitarianism, demonstrating the key role they played in organizing a humanitarian resistance against the destruction of their people.
 
To attend virtually, please register at: bookings.lib.msu.edu/event/8294663
 
CO-SPONSORS: Department of History, Muslim Studies Program, Serling Institute for Jewish Studies & Modern Israel, Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Asian Studies Center, Peace & Justice Studies
 

 

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